Handley Page Halifax

Heavy Bomber

Handley Page H.P.59 Halifax B2 Royal Air Force LV907 / NP-F composite aircraft Y © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Handley Page Halifax is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft with a crew of seven produced by the British manufacturer Handley Page. The Halifax was operated during WWII by the Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force. Postwar it was also used by Egypt, French and Pakistan Forces.
Some Halifax were configured as freighter aircraft and used also postwar in civil operations.
Crew7
Propulsion4 Radial Engines
Engine ModelBristol Hercules XVI
Engine Power (each)1204 kW1615 hp
max. Cruise Speed346 km/h187 kts
  215 mph
Speed454 km/h245 kts
  282 mph
Service Ceiling7.315 m24.000 ft
Rate of climb229 m/min751 ft/min
Range1.658 km895 NM
1.030 mi.
Empty Weight17.345 kg38.240 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight29.484 kg65.000 lbs
Wing Span31,75 m104 ft 2 in
Wing Area118,0 m1270 ft
Length21,82 m71 ft 7 in
Height6,32 m20 ft 9 in
First Flight25.10.1939
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1940-1945
Total Production6176
Data for (Version)Halifax B.Mk III

[Photo-ID: 7031] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Handley Page H.P.59 Halifax B2, Royal Air Force, LV907, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Handley Page
H.P.59 Halifax B2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: LV907
 
composite aircraft
Yorkshire Air Museum [Elvington]
[Photo-ID: 7032] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Handley Page H.P.59 Halifax B2, Royal Air Force, LV907, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Handley Page
H.P.59 Halifax B2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: LV907
 
composite aircraft
Yorkshire Air Museum [Elvington]